Leslie  Fife


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Leslie like this:

Leslie.-- market town, police burgh, and par. with ry. sta., Fife, on river Leven, 4 miles W. of Markinch and 12 miles SW. of Cupar - par., 5028 ac., pop. 4345; police burgh, pop. 2341; town, pop. (including Croftouterly and Prinlaws), 3853; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. Leslie has flax-spinning mills, bleachworks, and paper mills. Leslie House (17th century) is the seat of the Leslies of Rothes.

Leslie through time

Leslie is now part of Fife district. Click here for graphs and data of how Fife has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Leslie itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leslie in Fife | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 08th December 2021

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